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Pokemon News Thread

Post by Min on Thu Aug 08, 2013 10:45 am



Welcome to the Official Pokemon News Thread!
Welcome to Epidemic Johto's official Pokemon News Thread, where our members will keep you updated on information leaks and speculations about Pokemon. This is also the primary discussion thread for upcoming Pokemon-related things, be it new games or new anime specials. Although you are free to speak about your opinions, please keep in mind these rules...

  • Although you may express negative opinions on new updates, please do not bash others!
  • Please keep the hate for the Nintendo team low--they are working hard and doing their best to keep Pokemon an enjoyable series. (It's not fair to curse them just because you don't like a design!)
  • Respect, respect, respect! I cannot stress this rule enough, this thread is here so users may be kept up-to-date and discuss news together, so please be civilized and polite.

We also have a set of rules if you plan on posting updates or speculation;

  • If posting an update make sure the information is confirmed by a trusted source! Some scans may look real, but may end up being fake. Good sources are Bulbapedia, Serebii, and Pokejungle.
  • There is a big different between News and Speculation. Speculation are theories by fans that have not been confirmed. If you are posting a Speculation, please state so in your post!


Quick Links


    Serebii - XY Information
    Serebii - XY New Pokemon List
    Serebii - XY Mega Evolutions
    Official Pokemon X & Y Site
    (More will be added eventually.)


Games: Pokemon XY News
((Under Construction!))

Anime: Pokemon: The Origins
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Game Distributions

Shiny Creation Trio Distribution!
The Shiny Dialga event is currently running! (USA only)

    For those in USA, the special Shiny Dragon downloads have begun in Gamestop stores. These downloads, starting today with Shiny Dialga, run until September 20th and offer a special shiny Pokémon
  • Shiny Dialga: Monday, August 19, 2013–Sunday, September 8, 2013
  • Shiny Palkia: Monday, September 9, 2013–Sunday, September 29, 2013
  • Shiny Giratina: Monday, September 30, 2013–Sunday, October 20, 2013
    As a reminder, this event runs in Europe from August 30th to September 12th, in various stores such as GAME in the UK and various other stores depending on the country and Canada & Australia has it run from August 30th to September 12th in EBGames. Be sure to check your local store to see if they're participating.

Information from Serebii

X & Y Torchic Distribution!
This distribution starts on October 12th.

    Starting on October 12th, Pokémon X and Pokémon Y players can get a special Torchic holding the Blazikenite, the Mega Stone needed for Blaziken's Mega Evolution.

    The Torchic you'll get via the Nintendo Network has the Hidden Ability Speed Boost. Speed Boost increases a Pokémon’s Speed at the end of every turn, making it a very powerful Ability. You can't find a Torchic with this Ability through regular gameplay, making this an exceedingly rare Pokémon. This Level 10 Pokémon knows the moves Scratch, Growl, Focus Energy, and Ember, a solid foundation of moves to start Torchic's growth.

Information from official Pokemon X and Y site.

Old News
Old News:
The following info have been confirmed by both Pokejungle and Serebii!

Gen 6 will be introducing a new mechanic; mega forms. They can only be accesible in battle.

The following Pokemon have mega forms:
Mewtwo
Blaziken
Lucario
Absol
Mawile
Ampharos (Electric/Dragon, apparently!)

 Here are some pictures from the leak;





Although speculation, it is rumored that Mewtwo's mega form has something to do with the bracelets that the protags wear. The evidence can be found here.

Also, have three new pokemon!


So, what do you guys think about these new updates?


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Re: Pokemon News Thread

Post by NyraXerz on Thu Aug 08, 2013 11:15 am

:O I think they look cool! Why did Absol get wings though...? *shrugs*I don't know how I feel about Ampharos' hair. XD Though I guess it makes sense, thunderclouds and all, but that appears to be it's only change. And I must say I am rather attached to the original mewtwo design, but ;w; the rest are awesome without comments from me.


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Re: Pokemon News Thread

Post by Moon Moon on Thu Aug 08, 2013 9:42 pm

Absol is so fucking badass AHHHHHHH
OMG ARE THER GOING TO BE OHERS I HOPE TO GOSH SO I WANT A MEGA BANETTE AND A RAYQUAZA AND A CHARIZARD AND BISHARP AND DRAGONITE AND VOLCARONA AND TYRANITAR AND And and...
Ahem. I'm very excited about all this, I think it's a wonderful addition to the Pokemon franchise. ^^
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Post by Dandelion on Thu Aug 08, 2013 11:12 pm

I typed out my own reaction when I saw these. Its my initial, after the initial, and after some thought.
"What is this.. why is Mawhile in this group? Why is a starter in it? The hell, Ampharos is a dragon now. They changed Lucarios tail to its chest.. Absol has wings and pout hair. The shit is this.
So they took five of the fans favorite Pokemon and gave them more of those stupid ass form changes. So are they going to be BlazikenX and MewtwoX ect now because having it be named Mewthree wouldnt match up. Never use different forms anyway so more stuff for people to fawn over.
Well, at least I dont have to think about these since Im not buying X/Y or a 3DS."

Other then diagonal movement Ive found nothing redeeming. Im not going to be pleased and I accept that, so ignore me. :x
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Re: Pokemon News Thread

Post by Min on Fri Aug 09, 2013 2:58 am

Gonna also point out that Mega Mawile is a steel/fairy and it is very likely that Sableye and Dunsparce will also be receiving mega forms!
Speculation is that all starters will receive a mega form, since Blaziken has one.
It is also rumored that Mega Mawile is Y exclusive and Blaziken is X exclusive, although this is only based on their body shape.

Also that miserable moment when you learn that there was some kind of POKEMON CONVENTION IN YOUR CITY but you were not there for it.
dAMNIT VANCOUVER
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Re: Pokemon News Thread

Post by Min on Fri Aug 09, 2013 9:07 am

Here are a few animated gifs of Mewtwo, Lucario, and Blaziken transforming into their mega form!
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Post by Latte on Fri Aug 09, 2013 11:55 am

I like them all but Ampharos. I just think it looks silly!

The new pokemon...the freaking rabbit. Why. No. I don't like it. xD Oh well.

Sadly I don't have a 3DS ;-; I hope I can get one in time for this...
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Post by Duma on Sun Aug 11, 2013 3:12 am

*cries silently in a corner over what they did to absol*
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Re: Pokemon News Thread

Post by Min on Sun Aug 11, 2013 5:07 am

Also, Kangaskhan's Mega Evo. :B
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Post by Guest on Sun Aug 11, 2013 12:29 pm

Based upon what I'm seeing here... there must be a mega evolution for every fully evolved Pokemon and Legendary. This brings to mind images of a Mega Sableye... Mega Farfetch'd, let alone none forget a Mega Raichu. Now that's an evolution I look forward to.
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Re: Pokemon News Thread

Post by Kaze on Sun Aug 11, 2013 1:46 pm

I would love it if there were mega forms for a wide variety of pokemon, right now the selection seems totally biased. On the other hand I quite like all the mega forms shown.
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Re: Pokemon News Thread

Post by Guest on Sun Aug 11, 2013 7:49 pm

As a response to the speculations of others. There will only be a few mega evolutions from what I've heard and seen, and if I am correct, the mega Blaziken will be event exclusive, where you will be able to get a torchic with it's specific mega evolution stone. [Blaziknite or something]


having a mega form for many Pokemon would not really work I'd think.

Although I wish they had named it something other than Mega, due to Digimon being the ones to use that term, I still think they all look pretty kick ass. Hopefully with their next info leak we can find out if we get super sexy Sableye and Dunsparce evos of some sort.
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Re: Pokemon News Thread

Post by Guest on Sun Aug 11, 2013 7:50 pm

Lulu wrote:Also, Kangaskhan's Mega Evo. :B
Highly doubt that this is an Mega evo at all, most likely some kind of awesome gimmick or feature added so you can use the baby kangaskhan as well :o
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Post by Min on Sun Aug 11, 2013 8:52 pm

No, it's the actual Mega form. It's been confirmed.
Kangaskhan's Mega can attack twice, too. (Not sure if this is speculation or truth, though. Apparently someone confirmed it?)
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Re: Pokemon News Thread

Post by Duma on Sun Aug 11, 2013 9:13 pm

Pokemon is turning into Digimon... *sob*
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Post by Guest on Sun Aug 11, 2013 9:23 pm

Lulu wrote:No, it's the actual Mega form. It's been confirmed.
Kangaskhan's Mega can attack twice, too. (Not sure if this is speculation or truth, though. Apparently someone confirmed it?)
looked it up and what not and you're right.  I do not care for their use of the term "mega" It should only refer to Pokemon undergoing a significant change in my opinion. And although it doesn't bother me, many people are and are going to be butthurt about how Digimon used the term Mega, first.

I however could care less as long as I get the entertainment value that I crave. xD
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Post by Guest on Sun Aug 11, 2013 9:24 pm

InsomniacsNightmare wrote:
Lulu wrote:No, it's the actual Mega form. It's been confirmed.
Kangaskhan's Mega can attack twice, too. (Not sure if this is speculation or truth, though. Apparently someone confirmed it?)
looked it up and what not and you're right.  I do not care for their use of the term "mega" It should only refer to Pokemon undergoing a significant change in my opinion. And although it doesn't bother me, many people are and are going to be butthurt about how Digimon used the term Mega, first.

I however could care less as long as I get the entertainment value that I crave. xD
As a follow up, I think they could have used a different term for these temporary forms.
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Re: Pokemon News Thread

Post by Duma on Wed Aug 14, 2013 2:06 pm

D: Not Houndoom too! Please say they're not doing a MegaHoundoom!
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Re: Pokemon News Thread

Post by Nightfall on Thu Aug 15, 2013 1:39 pm

I meant to post here ages ago. DX

The Mega-Evolutions ... seem OK thus far. At least it's something new and, executed correctly, could be very exciting and advantageous. I can't see myself using these Megas much since I'm perfectly happy with those Pokemon as they are, but it's a step up at least. I just hope that the list of them isn't as long as the one that Ciana posted the other day - the majority of the Pokemon on that list are awesome as they are. Personally I can't see them doing anything of the sort with Latios, Latias, Gyarados or Aggron - those last two can't get much more badass than they are now, haha.

As for the three new Pokemon, Skiddo is actually kind of cute. Bunnelby is ... well, a bunny. That's about it. :| Hopefully he evolves into something cool to make up for the HERP DERP face and chocolate ears. Wasn't Buneary enough of a rabbit Pokemon to go by? And as for Dedenne ... a short, fat Raichu? MCCHU??!?!!? Yeah ... It'd better be one that evolves into something good instead of remaining a weakling forever like poor Pachirisu.

The one thing I really want to know is what the starters evolve into. I swear to god, if Fennekin ends up another Fire/Fighting type I'm going to freak. Everyone's saying how they'd like it to be Fire/Psychic type but, personally, I'd settle for just a pure Fire-type. Typhlosion is the only one of those thus far.
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Post by Duma on Fri Aug 16, 2013 2:36 am

Pretty sure Fennikin is a Fire/Psychic, Chespin is Grass/Dark and Froakie is Water/Fighting. I like the weaknesses and strengths in this version's starters. Psychic is useless to dark, but Fire is super effective to grass - Dark has nothing on Fighting, but Grass is super effective to water and Fighting is weak to psychic, but water is strong against fire.

They really thought that one out. I like how that's going. I'd like to see if it's true
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